Quilting Arts

Quilting Arts is where art and embellishment meet traditional quilt making. The series covers a variety of fiber art and mixed-media techniques — from sewing, surface design and embellishing to hand- and machine-stitching and DIY projects, including quilts, bags, wearables and home décor.

Top quilt artists and designers, as well as mixed-media artists, join current host Susan Brubaker Knapp to share their expertise in art and design concepts for quilts, including surface design techniques, free-motion embroidery, fabric collage, quilting with alternative fabrics,  mixed media and much more. Beginning and expert art quilters alike will find inspiration in each episode of Quilting Arts.

Distributed by: The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)
Support for Create is provided by snhu.edu
SNHU

Shop Create
Share this page! · Tweet this page! · Pin this page!

Show Schedule
Change Your Station

Patricia Pokey Bolton

Patricia (Pokey) Bolton

Patricia (Pokey) Bolton was introduced to embellished quilting and the related needle arts in 1998, and ever since she took her first stitch (a fly) and embroidered her first motif (a spider), she has been entangled in this hobby and doesn’t envision herself free.

Susan Brubaker Knapp

Susan Brubaker Knapp

Quilting Arts host Susan Brubaker Knapp inspires viewers to wake up their inner artist. Susan has produced DVDs, authored two books and taught her techniques to quilters around the world.

<< previous 30 | 1-30 of 158 | next 30>>

Modern Day Quilting

Episode #1001 · Contemporary quilters are redefining just what modern means. First, Heather Jones presents a scrappy contemporary log cabin pillow with a modern quilt aesthetic. Then, meet Deborah Boschert for illuminated letters-using text as a design element for one-of-a-kind quilts. She presents a technique for creating monograms and initial letters out of foil paper. We finish up with expert Ana Buzzalino for the first of her machine quilting tutorials. Today she reviews accessories that make machine quilting easier.

Experimental Quilting and Surface Design

Episode #1002H · This episode introduces some experimental concepts using both thread and paint. Ellen Anne Eddy starts out with a demonstration of free-motion bobbin work with hand-dyed and metallic threads. Then, meet Marcia Derse as she shows us resist dyeing techniques for creating unique fabric designs with infinite color combinations: first is monoprinting, and then she shows over-dyeing with thickened dyes. Finally, it's lesson 2 with Ana Buzzalino: tips and tricks to make free-motion machine quilting easier.

Experimental Quilting and Surface Design

Episode #1002 · This episode introduces some experimental concepts using both thread and paint. Ellen Anne Eddy starts out with a demonstration of free-motion bobbin work with hand-dyed and metallic threads. Then, meet Marcia Derse as she shows us resist dyeing techniques for creating unique fabric designs with infinite color combinations: first is monoprinting, and then she shows over-dyeing with thickened dyes. Finally, it's lesson 2 with Ana Buzzalino: tips and tricks to make free-motion machine quilting easier.

Make It Work!

Episode #1003H · How do you make your quilting work? What determines if all of the elements come together in a harmonious way? This episode looks at some of the ways to have a finished project where all of the "pieces" come together! First, Helen Gregory shares a patchwork computer bag-it's the choice of fabric that makes this project work. Next, Deborah Boschert offers a lesson on combining a linear background composition with organic shapes in stitch or paint-two very different elements that "work". Finally, Ana Buzzalino provides another machine stitching lesson: how to make perfect free-motion feathers.

Make It Work!

Episode #1003 · How do you make your quilting work? What determines if all of the elements come together in a harmonious way? This episode looks at some of the ways to have a finished project where all of the "pieces" come together! First, Helen Gregory shares a patchwork computer bag-it's the choice of fabric that makes this project work. Next, Deborah Boschert offers a lesson on combining a linear background composition with organic shapes in stitch or paint-two very different elements that "work". Finally, Ana Buzzalino provides another machine stitching lesson: how to make perfect free-motion feathers.

Free-Motion Work

Episode #1004H · Free-motion stitching is a favorite topic for art quilters; unique thread patterns are an all-important layer in contemporary quilting. We begin with Ellen Anne Eddy and her free-motion techniques for making flower motifs. She's making pattern-free embellished flowers with free-motion applique stitching. Then, meet Lindsey Murray for some of the best quilt storage and organization tips for both your machine and your studio. Finally, Ana Buzzalino presents lesson 4 of our free-motion stitching tutorials: using a basic free-motion machine quilting design in different configurations for interesting effects.

Free-Motion Work

Episode #1004 · Free-motion stitching is a favorite topic for art quilters; unique thread patterns are an all-important layer in contemporary quilting. We begin with Ellen Anne Eddy and her free-motion techniques for making flower motifs. She's making pattern-free embellished flowers with free-motion applique stitching. Then, meet Lindsey Murray for some of the best quilt storage and organization tips for both your machine and your studio. Finally, Ana Buzzalino presents lesson 4 of our free-motion stitching tutorials: using a basic free-motion machine quilting design in different configurations for interesting effects.

Quilts at Play

Episode #1005H · Quilting is all about having fun-don't take yourself or your quilting too seriously. We begin with Heather Jones as she stretches her improvisational piecing skills with an easy wall hanging. Then, Deborah Boschert is back to create a sheer silhouette over a dramatic fabric background with free-motion stitching and clever layering of materials. We finish up with Sophie and Luana Rubin for a youthful perspective on the process of learning to quilt.

Quilts at Play

Episode #1005 · Quilting is all about having fun-don't take yourself or your quilting too seriously. We begin with Heather Jones as she stretches her improvisational piecing skills with an easy wall hanging. Then, Deborah Boschert is back to create a sheer silhouette over a dramatic fabric background with free-motion stitching and clever layering of materials. We finish up with Sophie and Luana Rubin for a youthful perspective on the process of learning to quilt.

Creative Quilting

Episode #1006H · Every once in a while we need to jump-start our creativity. Maybe it's finding a new source of inspiration or a new supply, and sometimes it's as simple as learning a new technique. This episode does all three. First it's simple shibori with Jeannie Palmer Moore: learn the art of resist painting. Then, meet Jane Davila. She creates watercolor-like quilts with free-motion stitching. We end today with the first of our UFOs-those unfinished projects in need of a little inspiration.

Creative Quilting

Episode #1006 · Every once in a while we need to jump-start our creativity. Maybe it's finding a new source of inspiration or a new supply, and sometimes it's as simple as learning a new technique. This episode does all three. First it's simple shibori with Jeannie Palmer Moore: learn the art of resist painting. Then, meet Jane Davila. She creates watercolor-like quilts with free-motion stitching. We end today with the first of our UFOs-those unfinished projects in need of a little inspiration.

Paint and Dye

Episode #1007H · One key element of quilt design is fabric. Learn to create your own fabrics with paints and dyes for truly one-of-a-kind patterns. First, Marcia Derse begins with techniques for painting fabrics with silk screening paints. Hand painting fabric creates intimate marks and layers of color. Then, we move to unique postcards with Marlene Glickman. They feature dyed sheers, silks, and collaged fabrics. Finally, we move to another method of fabric manipulation with Michele Muska and machine needle felting. She creates felted trees of roving, yarn, and wool onto a premade red tree skirt.

Paint and Dye

Episode #1007 · One key element of quilt design is fabric. Learn to create your own fabrics with paints and dyes for truly one-of-a-kind patterns. First, Marcia Derse begins with techniques for painting fabrics with silk screening paints. Hand painting fabric creates intimate marks and layers of color. Then, we move to unique postcards with Marlene Glickman. They feature dyed sheers, silks, and collaged fabrics. Finally, we move to another method of fabric manipulation with Michele Muska and machine needle felting. She creates felted trees of roving, yarn, and wool onto a premade red tree skirt.

Stitch, Quilt, and Finish

Episode #1008H · It's hard to define the common elements of an art quilt, but at the most basic level all have stitching, quilting, and finishing plus the added element of a contemporary attitude. This episode begins with a segment taped on location with Valori Wells: fabric designer, sewer, and quilter. She presents a modern quilt featuring paint, embroidery, machine stitching, and specialty fabric-for an integrated design. Then, Luana Rubin, trend expert and chair holder in the Color Marketing Group, returns to the show. Learn about two key trends in the industry today. We finish up-literally-with Jane Davila who shares edge-finishing techniques involving stitch, machine decorative stitching, and stitch and paint-all suitable for small quilts.

Stitch, Quilt, and Finish

Episode #1008 · It's hard to define the common elements of an art quilt, but at the most basic level all have stitching, quilting, and finishing plus the added element of a contemporary attitude. This episode begins with a segment taped on location with Valori Wells: fabric designer, sewer, and quilter. She presents a modern quilt featuring paint, embroidery, machine stitching, and specialty fabric-for an integrated design. Then, Luana Rubin, trend expert and chair holder in the Color Marketing Group, returns to the show. Learn about two key trends in the industry today. We finish up-literally-with Jane Davila who shares edge-finishing techniques involving stitch, machine decorative stitching, and stitch and paint-all suitable for small quilts.

It's A Color Conundrum

Episode #1009H · Color has the ability to change the look and focus of a quilt, especially when it comes to fabric choices. Our guests on this episode change or modify their initial fabric choice for a brand new look. We begin with Rayna Gillman and a fabric makeover. She shows us how to print on cloth that needs a little help, with the express purpose of slicing it up and using in a free-form quilt. Then, meet color expert Judy Coates Perez for an overview of 500 color recipes. She's creating custom recipes for dyeing fabric based on the weight of the fabric and water to dye ratio. Finally Michele Muska creates felted placemats with Dresden and double wedding ring shapes in a traditional color palette.

It's A Color Conundrum

Episode #1009 · Color has the ability to change the look and focus of a quilt, especially when it comes to fabric choices. Our guests on this episode change or modify their initial fabric choice for a brand new look. We begin with Rayna Gillman and a fabric makeover. She shows us how to print on cloth that needs a little help, with the express purpose of slicing it up and using in a free-form quilt. Then, meet color expert Judy Coates Perez for an overview of 500 color recipes. She's creating custom recipes for dyeing fabric based on the weight of the fabric and water to dye ratio. Finally Michele Muska creates felted placemats with Dresden and double wedding ring shapes in a traditional color palette.

Art Meets Stitch

Episode #1010H · This episode looks at thread and stitch and their impact on projects. Rebecca Kemp Brent starts us out with a small drawstring bag. All sorts of stitching is prominent, from the machine-embroidered redwork designs to the enhancements with needle felting, punch needle work, ribbon embroidery, and beading. Then, Rayna Gillman is back for a return visit featuring her slicing techniques with hand-printed fabrics to create free-form strip sets. Finally we have another returning guest: Jane Davila gives a lesson on combining stitch, fabric, and paper.

Art Meets Stitch

Episode #1010 · This episode looks at thread and stitch and their impact on projects. Rebecca Kemp Brent starts us out with a small drawstring bag. All sorts of stitching is prominent, from the machine-embroidered redwork designs to the enhancements with needle felting, punch needle work, ribbon embroidery, and beading. Then, Rayna Gillman is back for a return visit featuring her slicing techniques with hand-printed fabrics to create free-form strip sets. Finally we have another returning guest: Jane Davila gives a lesson on combining stitch, fabric, and paper.

It's One-Of-A-Kind!

Episode #1011H · One of the trademark characteristics of art and artists is uniqueness. Artists pride themselves on taking a personal approach to the artistic process. This results in work that reflects their personality and is one-of-a-kind. Jo Fitsell is our first artist. She shares fabric marbling techniques to create layered and organic effects. Then, meet Jeannie Palmer Moore as she creates a unique canvas for the addition of color. Finally, Ana Buzzalino gives one final machine quilting lesson: using stencils as an aid for free-motion work.

It's One-Of-A-Kind!

Episode #1011 · One of the trademark characteristics of art and artists is uniqueness. Artists pride themselves on taking a personal approach to the artistic process. This results in work that reflects their personality and is one-of-a-kind. Jo Fitsell is our first artist. She shares fabric marbling techniques to create layered and organic effects. Then, meet Jeannie Palmer Moore as she creates a unique canvas for the addition of color. Finally, Ana Buzzalino gives one final machine quilting lesson: using stencils as an aid for free-motion work.

Artfully Pieced

Episode #1012H · This episode looks at piecing and how we put together our fabric and color elements to create an artfully pieced quilt. It seems like such a simple concept but it's a new way of looking at your quilt. Kathleen Loomis starts us out with a lesson on piecing in art quilting. Follow her expert guidance for a new direction to take. Then, returning guest Ana Buzzalino takes us from sketch to stitch. She uses free-motion machine quilting to stitch vignettes from sketches and photographs. Finally, we have another edition of unfinished quilts and some ideas for finishing in our UFO segment.

Artfully Pieced

Episode #1012 · This episode looks at piecing and how we put together our fabric and color elements to create an artfully pieced quilt. It seems like such a simple concept but it's a new way of looking at your quilt. Kathleen Loomis starts us out with a lesson on piecing in art quilting. Follow her expert guidance for a new direction to take. Then, returning guest Ana Buzzalino takes us from sketch to stitch. She uses free-motion machine quilting to stitch vignettes from sketches and photographs. Finally, we have another edition of unfinished quilts and some ideas for finishing in our UFO segment.

Colorful Illusions

Episode #1013H · We often explore different ways to create unique surface effects with paints or dyes, and this episode's designers share some very interesting ways to add and take away color. First, Jo Fitsell presents a fabric marbling technique using stencils. Next, Jeannie Palmer Moore is back with a lesson on preserving the white! She shows us how to do resists on fabric using screen printing ink and then she brushes on color using dyes. We end today's show with another "Save my UFO" segment, where Pokey offers some ideas on saving an unfinished quilt.

Colorful Illusions

Episode #1013 · We often explore different ways to create unique surface effects with paints or dyes, and this episode's designers share some very interesting ways to add and take away color. First, Jo Fitsell presents a fabric marbling technique using stencils. Next, Jeannie Palmer Moore is back with a lesson on preserving the white! She shows us how to do resists on fabric using screen printing ink and then she brushes on color using dyes. We end today's show with another "Save my UFO" segment, where Pokey offers some ideas on saving an unfinished quilt.

Exploring Modern Quilting

Episode #1101H · Quilting Arts has always taken a contemporary approach to quilting, but did you know there is an entire movement known as modern quilting? It's a new aesthetic with clean lines and a graphic style all its own. First up is Elizabeth Hartman with some unique quilt sandwiches and tips for quilt block math. Then, meet Heather Jones with a lesson on thread choices for modern quilting. We finish up with tips from Frieda Anderson. Learn constructing on the point and color wheel theory, on a sofa quilt.

Exploring Modern Quilting

Episode #1101 · Quilting Arts has always taken a contemporary approach to quilting, but did you know there is an entire movement known as modern quilting? It's a new aesthetic with clean lines and a graphic style all its own. First up is Elizabeth Hartman with some unique quilt sandwiches and tips for quilt block math. Then, meet Heather Jones with a lesson on thread choices for modern quilting. We finish up with tips from Frieda Anderson. Learn constructing on the point and color wheel theory, on a sofa quilt.

Studio Play!

Episode #1102H · The creative process is not always a straight line from point "a" to point "b". A big part of design is learning how to play! Ginny Eckley starts us out with a way to combine several surface designs, a twist on pleating, and tie dye with soy wax. Then, meet Jane LaFazio for working and playing with stencils. We finish up with Carol Ann Waugh and discovering the hidden stitches in your sewing machine. Learn how to adjust or play with stitch width and length to create new decorative stitches.

Studio Play!

Episode #1102 · The creative process is not always a straight line from point "a" to point "b". A big part of design is learning how to play! Ginny Eckley starts us out with a way to combine several surface designs, a twist on pleating, and tie dye with soy wax. Then, meet Jane LaFazio for working and playing with stencils. We finish up with Carol Ann Waugh and discovering the hidden stitches in your sewing machine. Learn how to adjust or play with stitch width and length to create new decorative stitches.

Innovative Stitch Techniques

Episode #1103H · Whether you're embellishing, joining or quilting - stitching is one of the most important parts of any quilt project. On today's show we begin with Libby Lehman and bobbin drawing. Learn how to adjust any bobbin for sewing with thicker decorative threads. Then, meet Wendy Butler Berns for a lesson on "taming your tension". It can make all the difference in sewing thru multiple layers and using different fabrics. Finally, Jane Novinsky joins us for a design lesson on designing modern quilts using soft ware.

<< previous 30 | 1-30 of 158 | next 30>>